In support of the Dementia Core Skills Education and Training Framework, Skills for Health and their delivery partner the National Skills Academy for Health have released a free online dementia awarenss training course.
This training course aims to give an insight into the signs and symptoms, causes of Dementia. It will give knowledge of the impact the condition has on an affected person’s functions and behaviour, to enable effective working with PLW Dementia and their families
Dementia awareness ensures that families, care workers, managers and service providers enable people living with dementia to have quality of life, dignity and independence. By undertaking this training module you will increase and update your knowledge of the ways that dementia affects people.
It is important to understand good nutrition and reduce the risk of malnutrition, dehydration amongst individuals living with dementia. It is also important to know the appropriate action to take to get support and advise for individuals.
This Dementia Awareness course has been designed to assist care workers to understand and work alongside people with dementia. It provides the opportunity for a greater understanding of dementia and enables trained staff to build relationships and offer practical help through person centred care.
This qualification provides an awareness of the causes and symptoms of dementia building on knowledge whilst developing skills in the workplace when working under supervision. Also suitable for qualified practitioners who have not covered this in previous qualifications.
This training is open to individuals and organisations that care for people with dementia. It will provide an introduction to dementia for those new to working in the health and social care sector or refresh existing knowledge.
JoCo is supporting businesses from all sectors to become Dementia Friendly Organisations through recognition process which is based on a wealth of personal experience and professional health & social care expertise. The process is set into 3 levels, each made up of just 5 SMART criteria.
The My Learning Dementia Awareness course has been developed in partnership with Jackie Pool Associates, so you can rest assured that the knowledge and content contained within the course is second to none.
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